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  • Sun., Aug. 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO, and the Battle Ready Band at the Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk on Sun., Aug. 31 from 1-3 PM. Bring the entire family for autograph signings, live music, & prize giveaways!
  • Tue., Sep. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans defensive ends Jared Crick and Tim Jamison at the Verizon Greenway Store, 3817 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX 77027

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Sep. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Texans Live at Houston Texans Grille Texans Live with Marc Vandermeer broadcasts live from 6-8pm the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), and offensive lineman Duane Brown calls in from 6-7pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Sonic Drive-In

    Friday, September 5
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 8504 Main St., Houston, TX 77025

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE All-American Hot Dog (1/person) for this hour at this location
    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Go Texan Store

    Friday, September 5
    6pm-7pm – Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium

    Stop by for a 20% discount on white gear for this hour in preparation for Liberty White Out on Sept. 7

    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT “Player Inspired: Kareem Jackson Fly Guy” Apparel Line Launch Party

    Visit the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium on Tuesday, September 9 from 6 to 7 PM for cornerback Kareem Jackson's new Player Inspired Fly Guy apparel line launch party. Stop by to meet Kareem, get light refreshments and to pick up some of his new apparel.

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Fri., Sep. 12, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Pappadeaux

    Friday, September 12

    Noon-1pm – Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 13080 NW Freeway, Houston, TX 77040

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup of Shrimp Gumbo (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.
  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans defensive back D.J. Swearinger at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 16610 US Hwy 59, Sugar Land, TX 77479.

    Player(s) subject to change.

Team

Jeff Tarpinian
LB #52
Height:
6-3
Weight:
240
Age:
26
College:
Iowa
Hometown:
Omaha, NE
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

TCKL
12
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 31 22 9 0.5 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2013 HOU 8 3 23 16 7 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 NE 3 0 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 NE 7 1 7 5 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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TRANSACTIONS: Signed with New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent on July 27, 2011...Released by Patriots on Sept. 12, 2011...Signed with Patriots to the Practice Squad on Sept. 14, 2011...Signed by Patriots to the active roster on Sept. 22, 2011...Released by Patriots on Aug. 31, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the practice squad on Sept. 1, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the active roster on Oct. 20, 2012...Released by Patriots on Nov. 12, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the practice squad on Nov. 13, 2012...Released by Patriots from practice squad on Spet. 4, 2013...Signed by Carolina Panthers to practice squad on Oct. 9, 2013...Released by Panthers on Oct. 21, 2013...Signed by Houston Texans on Oct. 28, 2013

CAREER:
Has played in 18 games with four starts, recording 34 tackles (19 solo), 0.5 sacks, one pass defensed and eight special teams tackles
Set the franchise record with 16 tackles in his first start as at Texan vs. Oakland (11/7/13)

2013 (Houston 8/3):
Inactive vs. Indianapolis (11/3) in Week 9
Made his Texans debut and recorded four tackles (three solo) at Arizona (11/10)
Recorded a career-high and franchise-record 16 tackles (seven solo) and one pass defensed vs. Oakland (11/17)
Notched 0.5 sacks, the first sack recorded in his career vs. New England (12/1)

TRANSACTIONS: Signed with New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent on July 27, 2011...Released by Patriots on Sept. 12, 2011...Signed with Patriots to the Practice Squad on Sept. 14, 2011...Signed by Patriots to the active roster on Sept. 22, 2011...Released by Patriots on Aug. 31, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the practice squad on Sept. 1, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the active roster on Oct. 20, 2012...Released by Patriots on Nov. 12, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the practice squad on Nov. 13, 2012...Released by Patriots from practice squad on Spet. 4, 2013...Signed by Carolina Panthers to practice squad on Oct. 9, 2013...Released by Panthers on Oct. 21, 2013...Signed by Houston Texans on Oct. 28, 2013

CAREER:
Has played in 18 games with four starts, recording 34 tackles (19 solo), 0.5 sacks, one pass defensed and eight special teams tackles
Set the franchise record with 16 tackles in his first start as at Texan vs. Oakland (11/7/13)

2013 (Houston 8/3):
Inactive vs. Indianapolis (11/3) in Week 9
Made his Texans debut and recorded four tackles (three solo) at Arizona (11/10)
Recorded a career-high and franchise-record 16 tackles (seven solo) and one pass defensed vs. Oakland (11/17)
Notched 0.5 sacks, the first sack recorded in his career vs. New England (12/1) 

2012 (New England 3/0):
Appeared primarily on special teams in three games

2011 (New England 7/1):
Made the 53-man roster after joining the team as a rookie free agent
Appeared in seven games and made one start. Finished the season with four tackles on defense and eight special teams tackles
Placed on Injured Reserve with a head injury on Nov. 24, 2011
Inactive due to injury vs. Kansas City (11/21)
Made his first career start at linebacker and registered four tackles in a win at the N.Y. Jets (11/13) on Sunday Night Football
Saw his first NFL action vs. Buffalo (9/25)

COLLEGE:
Began his college career at Iowa as a defensive back before moving to linebacker during the spring of 2007 following his redshirt freshman season
Was a top special teams player as well as a starter at linebacker during his career
Recorded 97 total tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery

PERSONAL:
Was named the Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year and won a pair of state titles as an option quarterback
Majored in accounting

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